Michael Flynn

Michael J. Flynn

Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University

650 Serra Mall, Stanford, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(650) 723-2300

General Information


Chairman  - Maxeler Technologies Inc

Professor  - OSAT

Science Exhibit Designer  - Fun Exhibits

General Accounting Manager  - Preferred Sands LLC

Senior Software Test Engineer  - Ernst & Young LLP

Finance Director, Business Services  - Kerry Group plc

Office Assistant  - International Jeweler Underwriter Association Ltd.

Managing Director  - AlixPartners , LLP

Legal Intern  - The Heritage Foundation

Design Manager of Prototype Versions  - IBM Corporation

District Sales Manager  - The Coca-Cola Company

Law Student  - Washington College of Law

Quality Assurance Analyst, Software  - Ernst & Young LLP

Production Scheduler, Customer Service Manager  - HK Metalcraft Manufacturing Corporation


University of Michigan

B.S.  - Physics , 

BS  - Manhattan College

M.S.  - Science Education , 

Master's degree  - electrical engineering , Syracuse University

Ph.D.  - 

Ph.D. degree  - Carnegie Mellon University

PhD  - Purdue University

honorary Doctor of Science  - Trinity College

law degree , cum laude  - Gonzaga University

law degree , cum laude  - State of Washington

undergraduate degree , magna cum laude  - Gonzaga University

undergraduate degree , magna cum laude  - State of Washington


Advisor  - Software Analysis & Forensic Engineering Corporation

Board of Advisors Member  - Zeidman Technologies Inc

Principal  - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Guest Teacher  - Rochester Community Schools

Vice President - Professional Practices Audit Director  - Fifth Third Bank

Merchandising Manager  - The Coca-Cola Company

Daily Arts Writer  - The Michigan Daily

Principal and Owner  - New Path Performance Strategies, Toronto area

Member  - The American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Advisory Board Member  - ECIT

Technical Advisory Board  - Movidius Ltd

Active Council Member  - Gerson Lehrman Group Inc

Trustee  - Diocesan Council of Buffalo

Advisor, Thesis, Current Employer  - Xilinx Inc

Advisor, Current Employer  - Marvell Semiconductor Inc

Advisor, Current Employer  - The Boeing Company

IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Member  - Academy of Engineering

Member, Editorial Board  - System Design Frontier

Founder  - MJF Accountancy Ltd

Finance Manager  - Kerry Group plc

Maintenance  - The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company

Merchandising Supervisor  - The Coca-Cola Company

Diocesan Council Member  - The

Diocesan Council Member  - The Episcopal

Managing Director, Canada, Central and South America  - Omega Performance Training

Diocesan Council Member  - The Diocese of Michigan

Member of Technical Staff  - Texas Instruments Incorporated

Fellow and Technical Director  - Parthus (Ceva)

Co Founder, Senior Advisor  - Palyn Associates

Faculty Member  - Johns Hopkins University

Faculty Member  - Northwestern University

Founder  - Velosti Technology Ltd

Program Committee  - Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference

Recent News  

Speaker: Michael J. Flynn
Maxeler Corporation and Stanford University, USA

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Mike Flynn
Advisor Michael Flynn is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Mike received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1961. He joined IBM in 1955 and for ten years worked in the areas of computer organization and design. He was design manager of prototype versions of the IBM 7090 and 7094/II, and later for the System 360 Model 91 Central Processing Unit. Between 1966 and 1974 Prof. Flynn was a faculty member of Northwestern University and the Johns Hopkins University. In 1975 he became Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and was Director of the Computer Systems Laboratory from 1977 to 1983. He was founding chairman of both the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture and the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Computer Architecture. Prof. Flynn was the 1992 recipient of the ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchley Award for his technical contributions to computer and digital systems architecture. He was the 1995 recipient of the IEEE-CS Harry Goode Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the design and classification of computer architecture. In 1998 he received the Tesla Medal from the International Tesla Society (Belgrade), and an honorary Doctor of Science from Trinity College (University of Dublin), Ireland. He is the author of three books and over 250 technical papers.

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Michael J. Flynn, Chairman Emeritus
Michael J. Flynn, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, is best-known for the [SIMD, SISD, MISD, MIMD] classification and the first detailed discussion of super scalar design. He was founder and senior consultant to Palyn Associates, a leading computer design company; founder and Vice President of American Supercomputers; and a partner at Paragon Partners, a venture capital partnership. Prof. Flynn received the IEEE/ACM Eckert-Mauchley and Harry Goode Memorial Awards in 1992 and 1995, respectively.

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